ATHENS — A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured, according to police, after another child found a gun in the home and shot him.
What We Know: According to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, on Oct. 22, at about 2 p.m., the Athens-Clarke County Police Department responded to a residence on Essex Court for a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers located a 13-year-old boy who had been shot. Police say the initial investigation indicates that another child in the residence gained access to a firearm and shot the firearm, striking the 13-year-old.
The 13-year-old was transported to a local hospital by EMS with serious injuries.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the police department.